Puck Junk Podcast #93: June 4, 2021

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey
Part 3 of the ’90-91 Retrospective Series

Thirty years ago was the “Hockey Card Explosion,” when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market during the 1990-91 season. In the third part of this special podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish take a long look at the 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey set, which was the most-valuable and arguably the most-popular set from that season. 

Show Notes, Links, and Images:
Write us a review at Apple Podcasts (link)
1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB)
Every 1990-91 Hockey Card Set Ranked (Puck Junk)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey Card Images 

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #38 – Wayne Gretzky

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #38 – Wayne Gretzky (back)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #63 – Mario Lemieux

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #63 – Mario Lemieux (back)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #6 – Rob Blake (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #30– Sergei Fedorov (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #50 – Jaromir Jagr (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #51 – Curtis Joseph (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #71 – Mark Messier

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #74 – Mike Modano (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #76 – Andy Moog

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #100– Jeremy Roenick (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #103 – Denis Savard

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #114 – Mats Sundin (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier #126– Mike Vernon

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Wrapper

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Puck Junk Podcast #92: May 27, 2021

The Return of Pro Set Hockey

This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the upcoming Pro Set Memories Hockey card set by Leaf Trading Cards. As fans of Pro Set cards from the 1990s, the guys have quite a bit to say about these new Pro Set cards, which will consist of autographs and serial-numbered buybacks. They also talk about the upcoming Sport Card Expo “Virtual Edition” and recent hockey card releases. It’s 85 minutes of pure hockey goodness. 

Show Notes, Links, and Images:
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Register to attend the Sport Card Expo Virtual Edition (link)
Sal’s interview with Bobby Hull from November 2020 (Puck Junk)
Topps Now Hockey Sticker Archive (Topps)
2020-21 Upper Deck NHL Rookie Box Set (Upper Deck)
The rare Taro Tsujimoto card (Puck Junk)
Information about Pro Set Memories hockey cards (Blowout Cards)
1989 Upper Deck Dale Murphy error card (Trading Card DB)
1983-84 Steve Larmer and Steve Ludzik error cards (Puck Junk)
1991-92 Parkhurst Santa Claus card (Puck Junk)
Buy a retro hockey wrapper t-shirt from the Puck Junk Online Shop

Images of the forthcoming Pro Set Memories set:


Finally, the Pro Set Memories sell sheet:

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Puck Junk Podcast #91: May 20, 2021

Target Stops Selling Sports Cards
Plus NFTs, COMC & New Hockey

Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about Target’s decision to stop selling sports trading cards in its retail stores. Is the end of retail flipping? And does the hobby need retail packs, anyway? The guys also discuss NFTs, new hockey card releases and Tim FINALLY getting his order from COMC six months later. It’s 80 minutes of hockey goodness.

Show Notes and Links:
Dapper Labs Lawsuit Story (Coindesk)
New Jersey Devils NFT coins (Twitter)
Topps Now Hockey Sticker Archive (Topps)
President’s Choice Trading Cards “Roots” cards (PCTC)
Dispute Over Cards Leads to Gun… (Sports Collectors Daily)
Target Stops Selling Cards, Citing Safety Concerns (NY Times)
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Puck Junk Podcast #90: April 28, 2021

1990-91 Topps & O-Pee-Chee Hockey
Part 2 of the ’90-91 Retrospective Series

Thirty years ago was the “Hockey Card Explosion,” when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market. In the second part of this podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish examine the often-overlooked 1990-91 Topps and O-Pee-Chee sets, including the insert sets and box bottom cards. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Write us a review at Apple Podcasts (link)
1990-91 Topps Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB)
1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB)
The Card Shop in the Basement of the Hat Store (Puck Junk
Chicago Blackhawks – Minnesota North Stars Pregame Brawl (YouTube)
1990-91 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey Card Images 

1990-91 Topps #120 – Wayne Gretzky

1990-91 Topps #120 – Wayne Gretzky (back)

1990-91 Topps #348- Mike Modano (Rookie Card)

1990-91 Topps #175- Mario Lemieux

1990-91 Topps #175- Mario Lemieux (back)

1990-91 Topps Team Scoring Leaders Inserts #14 – Joe Sakic

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #527 – Wayne Van Dorp (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #527 – Wayne Van Dorp (Rookie Card)
Note the text on the back that refers to the pregame brawl.

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #436- Alain Chevrier

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #430- Tim Cheveldae (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #77 – Brett Hull…what a great smile! 

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #461 – Tim Watters  (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #1 – Wayne Gretzky “Number One”

 

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #522 – Wayne Gretzky (Art Ross Trophy Winner)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #262 – Buffalo Sabres

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #75 – John Vanbiesbrouck

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #131 – James Patrick; note the incorrect border colors

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #214 – Jim Waite Top Prospect (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #19R - Sergei Fedorov

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Red Army Inserts #19R – Sergei Fedorov (RC)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Red Army Inserts #17R – Viktor Tikhonov (RC)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Red Army Inserts #7R – Arturs Irbe (RC)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Red #501 – Arturs Irbe – AGAIN! (RC)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #485 – Sergei B. Makarov (RC)
Not to be confused with 1990 Rookie of the Year Sergei Makarov

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee #445 – Sergei Mylnikov (Rookie Card)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Box Bottoms #G – Mario Lemieux 

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Factory Set
Top Panel with Mark Messier & Nikolai Varjanov

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Factory Set
Front Panel with Bill Ranford (Conn Smythe Trophy Winner)

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Factory Set –
Back Panel with some  interesting players shown.

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Puck Junk Podcast #89: April 15, 2021

2021 NHL Trade Deadline Recap

Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the biggest deals to go down during the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, including Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, Jeff Carter and Anthony Mantha. Plus, they discuss COMC problems and The Mighty Ducks: Game Breaker series on Disney+. 

Show Notes and Links:
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 1 Review (Puck Junk)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 2 Review (Puck Junk)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 3 Review (Puck Junk)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.
ESPN “National Hockey Night” Theme Song by ESPN. 

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Puck Junk Podcast #88: April 8, 2021

1990-91 Bowman Hockey Cards
Part 1 of the ’90-91 Retrospective Series

Thirty years ago was the “Hockey Card Explosion,” when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market. In this multipart podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish will take a look back at a different set from the 1990-91 season. First up, it is the 1990-91 Bowman Hockey set, which was quite possibly the worst set released that year — from its dark and uninspired photos, to the questionable player selection, to the “fancy stats” on the back that no one asked for. It’s one hour of hockey nostalgia goodness! 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Write us a review at Apple Podcasts (link)
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Wrapper & Factory Set Box Pics (Trading Card DB)
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Error Cards (Puck Junk)
Every 1990-91 Hockey Card Set Ranked (Puck Junk
1990-91 Bowman Hockey card images:

1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky 

1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky (back)

1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky “Tiffany” Version

1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky “Tiffany” Version (back)

1990-91 Bowman #7 – Ed Belfour (Rookie Card)

1990-91 Bowman #204 – Mario Lemieux

1990-91 Bowman #24 – Brett Hull

1990-91 Bowman #50 – Patrick Roy

1990-91 Bowman #1 – Jeremy Roenick (Rookie Card)

1990-91 Bowman #259 – Chris Govedaris (Rookie Card)

1990-91 Bowman #181 – Clark Donatelli (Rookie Card)
Donatelli captained the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team

1990-91 Bowman #6 – Denis Savard
This card uses a photo that is from the 1988-89 season

1990-91 Bowman #55 – Jim Sandlak
This card uses a photo from the latter half of the 1988-89 season, as evidenced by the “BABE” patch the Canucks wore to honor
Cecil “Babe” Dye. 

1990-91 Bowman #32 – Rejean Lemelin
Lemelin looks like Mr. Wilson from “Dennis the Menace,” doesn’t he? 

1990-91 Bowman #197 – Petr Klima
He looks like a scaled-down version of Andre the Giant

1990-91 Bowman #168 – Tony McKegney
He looks like he is trying to skate off of his own card!

1990-91 Bowman #46 – Petr Svoboda Error (pictures Chris Chelios)

1990-91 Bowman #215 – Brian Leetch Error (missing “L” in last name)

1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #2 – Mario Lemieux

1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #2 – Mario Lemieux (back)

1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #5 – Steve Yzerman

1990-91 Bowman Hockey Wrapper

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Puck Junk Podcast #87: March 31, 2021

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
Plus the Current State of Hockey Collecting

In the latest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers series that debuted on Disney+ last week, as well as their thoughts on The Mighty Ducks films from the 1990s. They also take a long, in-depth look at the current state of the hockey card collecting hobby — including the new breed of hockey card collectors that have sprouted up in the past six months. Plus, the Matthew Tkachuk NFT, referee Tim Peel getting fired and the new NHL Draft Lottery rules.  It’s 1 hour and 47 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links: 
Review of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 1 (Puck Junk)
Review of The Mighty Ducks movie (Puck Junk)
Review of D2: The Mighty Ducks movie (Puck Junk)
Review of D3: The Mighty Ducks movie (Puck Junk)
Sal’s article about The Mighty Ducks for The Hockey News (THN)
NHL announces schedule changes for 19 games (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)
Canada lessens quarantine to 7 days for NHL players (ESPN)
Referee Tim Peel banned for hot-mic call (ESPN)
Ron Asselstine hits charging fan at Boston Gardens (YouTube)
Puck deflects off of Tim Peel and into the net (YouTube)
NHL Draft Lottery changes announced for 2021 (NHL)
‘Cardiac event’ killed Blues legend Bob Plager (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)
Topps Now NHL Sticker Archive (Topps)
Matthew Tkachuk first NHL player to release NFT (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)
1979-80 OPC Wayne Gretzky OPC PSA 9 for auction (Leland’s
2020-21 Upper Deck Hockey Series 2 Checklist (Cardboard Connection)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.
ESPN “National Hockey Night” Theme Song by ESPN. 

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Puck Junk Podcast #86: March 16, 2021

The ESPN-NHL Television Deal


Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 7-Year television deal between the NHL and ESPN, why this is great for hockey, and what the NHL needs to do to market itself better — or at least how it could make strides in the right direction. Plus, updates about new hockey cards by Upper Deck, President’s Choice Trading Cards and Topps. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Topps Now NHL Sticker Archive (Topps)
1999 Century Legends Ken Dryden “test pattern card” (Puck Junk)
President’s Choice Vintage Triple Franchise Memo (President’s Choice)
President’s Choice Vintage Quad Memo (President’s Choice)
Upper Deck Game Dated Moments for Week 8 (Upper Deck e-Pack)
NHL Back on ESPN with 7-Year Deal (ESPN)
How the NHL Bungled the 2017 Celebrity All-Star Game (Puck Junk)

Snoop Dogg wearing a Springfield Indians jersey in the Gin & Juice music video:

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.
ESPN “National Hockey Night” Theme Song by ESPN. 

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Puck Junk Podcast #85: March 11, 2021

Is Alexis Lafreniere Living Up to the Hobby Hype? 

Is New York Rangers rookie and first-overall draft pick Alexis Lafreniere living up to his hobby hype? That is the big topic for this week’s episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast. Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss all things Alexis, plus the PSA price increases, new card releases and the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention. The guys also discuss Keith Yandle, Brent Seabrook, Darryl Sutter, Walter Gretzky and Mark Pavelich. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Keith Yandle plays 1000th game (NHL.com)
Walter Gretzky, Father of Wayne Gretzky, Passes Away (ESPN)
Mark Pavelich, Member of “Miracle on Ice”, Found Dead (ESPN)
Barry Beck Blasts Rangers, John Davidson on Facebook (Facebook)
Brent Seabrook Announces Retirement After 15 Seasons (NHL.com)
Calgary Flames Re-Hire Darryl Sutter as Coach (Yahoo)
Upper Deck e-Pack Commercial (iSpot.tv)
Topps Now NHL Sticker Archive (Topps)
President’s Choice Trading Cards Vintage PaperCuts (President’s Choice)
2016 Leaf Jack Eichel Box Set Review (Puck Junk)
41st National Sports Collectors Convention Announcement (Facebook)
2020-21 Parkhurst Hockey Info and Checklist (Beckett)
PSA Raises Prices, Suspends Crossover Service (Sports Collectors Daily)
Woman arrested for Fake Alexis Lafrenière cards (Montreal Gazette
2020-21 Alexis Lafreniere Collection Boxed Set (Cardboard Connection)
Upper Deck Alexis Lafreniere Memorabilia Collection (Upper Deck Store)

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Puck Junk Podcast #84: March 3, 2021

Interview: Billy Celio of Upper Deck

What goes into creating a set of hockey cards — from concept to design to everything in between? Billy Celio, the Senior Product Manager for Upper Deck, joins Sal and Tim to discuss how a set of hockey cards is created. Billy also gives details about the new 2020-21 Upper Deck Extended Series and 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe sets. Plus, he talks about the inspiration behind the Portraits, Dazzlers and Puzzle Back insert sets. It’s one full hour of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Info about 2020-21 Upper Deck Extended Series (Cardboard Connection)

Billy Celio poses with the Hart Trophy, Stanley Cup and Norris Trophy.

2020-21 MVP Patrick Marleau – no one is sure why Marleau is pictured with the Sharks, even though he was with the Penguins when it was released. (Listen to Episode #71 for a review of 2020-21 Upper Deck MVP.)

 Preview image of the upcoming 2020-21 Upper Deck Extended Series: 

Kirill Kaprizov 2005-06 Upper Deck tribute set.

Dylan Cozens HoloGrFX  tribute set. Note that “Sabres” is misspelled. 

Tim Stutzle UD3 Tribute set.

The photo that was used on the Hughes’ Brothers “Sibling Sensations” card (right) was a riff on the Step Brothers movie poster (left).

1996-97 Fleer Metal Universe Curtis Joseph card – hands down, the best Metal Universe card ever made. (Listen to Episode #14 for a review of 1996-97 Fleer Metal Universe.)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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